Classics heard at Maleny centre
FROM George Frederick Handel to Leonard Bernstein; from Felix Mendelssohn and Anton Dvorak to George Gershwin and Aaron Copland – once again the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra presents for your enjoyment an afternoon of popular orchestral classics.
The program includes some “watery” favourites – the storm-tossed romantic abandon of Mendelssohn’s
Hebrides Overture, and the somewhat more restrained
Water Music of Handel, written to entertain his employer, King George I at a royal celebration on the river Thames.
Also included in this part of the program is the Largo from Dvorak’s New World Symphony.
Deeply romantic and nationalistic in style, this movement is expressive of Dvorak’s nostalgia for his home country after having emigrated from Europe to the United States of America – far across the sea.
Reminiscent of a more modern America, the second half of the program includes the brashness of Gershwin’s Strike up the Band,
Bernstein’s modern take on Romeo and Juliet with his West Side Story Suite, and Copland’s inimitable knees-up Hoe-down from his Rodeo ballet suite.
A more introspective touch is included with Fanfare for the Common
Man, also by Aaron Copland. Come, and allow the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra to waft you off to other worlds with an entertaining afternoon of Popular Orchestral Classics on October 28 from 2pm at Maleny Community Centre, 23 Maple Street, Maleny.
Tickets: $20 pre-booked, $25 at-the-door, children under 16 years of age free.
Tickets are available from The Maleny Tourist Information Centre.
Bookings at sunshinecoast symphonyorchestra.com or phone 5445 3703.